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Rand Paul neighbor pleads not guilty to assault on Senator, Paul disputes "trivial" claims
CBS News ^ | 11/09/2017

Posted on 11/09/2017 8:31:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Senator Rand Paul's neighbor Rene Boucher has pleaded not guilty after being charged for attacking the Senator at his Kentucky home.

Paul is currently recovering after he was allegedly tackled from behind by Boucher for what Boucher's attorney told CBS News in a statement "was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial."

But Paul appears to be disputing claims made by his next-door neighbor's lawyer that a "trivial" dispute over landscaping issues were at the root of a recent dust-up that left the senator with six broken ribs.

The statement did not further describe what precipitated the attack. It did note that Boucher and Paul have been next-door neighbors for 17 years and said that the two, both physicians, had worked together when they were both practicing. "We sincerely hope that Senator Paul is doing well and that these two gentlemen can get back to being neighbors as quickly as possible."

But Paul's most recent tweets suggest the drama may not be as minor as Boucher's attorney makes it seem. Paul tweeted links to two reports by Breitbart News and the Washington Examiner, both claiming the reports of a "landscaping dispute" were erroneous, citing various neighbors of the Paul family.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: kentucky; leftwingviolence; randpaul; randpaulattacked; randpaulattacker
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1 posted on 11/09/2017 8:31:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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It was political, and therefore a felony, so the lawyer is trying to minimize the penalty...............


2 posted on 11/09/2017 8:34:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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From CNN ( TITLE: This Rand Paul story keeps getting weirder and weirder (and weirder) )

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/09/politics/rand-paul-rene-boucher/index.html

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(CNN)The story of Rand Paul allegedly being attacked by a neighbor — and breaking six ribs in the process — is strange on its face.

The initial explanation offered by some neighbors of both men and the attacker’s lawyer — that the episode occurred due to a dispute over leaves or grass trimmings — was even stranger.

Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in a Bowling Green courtroom to misdemeanor fourth degree assault charges stemming from the Nov. 3 incident in the gated community where the two men live.

Paul’s decision on Wednesday night to tweet two stories — one from Breitbart, the other from the Washington Examiner — that call into question the flora and fauna explanation is even stranger still.

Both stories feature quotes from other neighbors insisting that the initial reporting that this attack was the result of a “landscaping dispute” (how amazing is that phrase?) is, in fact, fake news.

“The stories of a ‘landscaping dispute’ or a dispute of any sort between Rand Paul and Rene Boucher are erroneous and unfounded,” a Paul neighbor named Travis Creed told the Washington Examiner. “The reason for Mr. Boucher’s bizarre attack is known only to him. Statements to the contrary are irresponsible and unnecessary.”

The two stories — which have lots of similarities, including the quote above from Creed — appear to represent a concerted effort by Paul allies to not only raise questions about the current story of the attack but also suggest that the real motivations of Paul’s attacker were political.

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3 posted on 11/09/2017 8:34:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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It doesn’t much matter if the dispute was about politics or about a tree that was overhanging the perp’s property. Attacking someone from behind and causing serious physical injury is not going to be mitigated based on the nature of the quarrel.


4 posted on 11/09/2017 8:36:20 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Be careful, Kimmy. Our President is Trump, not Obama!)
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To: Red Badger

yea - Five broken ribs is “trivial.” I broke 2 ribs in a bicycle crash and that hurt like H**l. Could not sleep or breathe for a couple of weeks.


5 posted on 11/09/2017 8:36:38 AM PST by Jimmy The Snake
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To: SeekAndFind
misdemeanor fourth degree assault charges

Attempted murder might be more appropriate.

6 posted on 11/09/2017 8:36:47 AM PST by gubamyster
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Rand Paul's Neighbors Rip Media's Landscaping Dispute Claims

"Captured screen grabs of Rene Boucher’s Facebook page provided to Secrets and taken down since the event also show that the anesthesiologist was a fan of the #NeverTrump clan."

7 posted on 11/09/2017 8:39:47 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Allegedly? Did he or did he not attack Senator Paul?


8 posted on 11/09/2017 8:40:40 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: SeekAndFind

So he “roughed himself up” like George Zimmerman?


9 posted on 11/09/2017 8:41:10 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a Misdemeanor, just like purposely giving somebody AIDS in CA.

The good news is, in MA owning a Bump Stock is a Felony that can get you Life In Prison.

Yep, things are just grand in the good old USA.


10 posted on 11/09/2017 8:41:52 AM PST by Kickass Conservative ( Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.Does the Government)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is an unrelated report of an attack by the neighbor prior to this one, known to the association board. There is reason to believe the neighbor is suffering significant bouts of rage.


11 posted on 11/09/2017 8:42:37 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Progressivism is 2 year olds in a poop fight.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yet another assault by a leftist.


12 posted on 11/09/2017 8:42:38 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: nfldgirl
As he is pleading not guilty the neighbor is claiming that he did not.
13 posted on 11/09/2017 8:42:51 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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To: Jimmy The Snake
"yea - Five broken ribs is “trivial.” I broke 2 ribs in a bicycle crash and that hurt like H**l. Could not sleep or breathe for a couple of weeks."

And the pain is excruciating any time you cough or sneeze.

14 posted on 11/09/2017 8:44:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Looks like Senator Paul will soon be owning the house right next door to him!


15 posted on 11/09/2017 8:45:39 AM PST by KyCats
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Another deranged progressive democrat...I doubt Rene Boucher along with most other lefties, believe in the United States Constitution....

This ongoing smear campaign of President Trump is mostly a battle to keep and stand by the Constitution....just a short time ago a leading NPR news hen said "I wish Trump would quit mentioning the Constitution so much" or words to that effect.

16 posted on 11/09/2017 8:49:19 AM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a federal felony with a 10 year sentence.

Why is this guy still walking around on $7,500 bail?

This country has gone completely off the rails.

All bets are off.


17 posted on 11/09/2017 8:53:20 AM PST by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES)
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To: circlecity

the pain is excruciating any time you cough or sneeze....Fart or shiite, also.


18 posted on 11/09/2017 8:53:40 AM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Jimmy The Snake

I had a motorcycle accident on the 4th of July, and I still hurt.....................


19 posted on 11/09/2017 8:53:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is going on? This guy was serkously undercharged?


20 posted on 11/09/2017 8:54:00 AM PST by nickcarraway (Y)
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